Grey Matter Press Sponsors Books for Life Contest! Really…


The fine folks at Grey Matter Press are sponsoring a very, very cool contest.  Get this.  Enter and you have the chance to win a copy of every book Grey Matter Press publishes.  For life.  Every. Book.

Here’s some of the contest information I lifted from their website:

Keeping You Reading ‘Til You Drop Dead from Fear…

To commemorate the release of our first anthology of dark fiction, Dark Visions: A Collection of Modern Horror – Volume One, and to recognize our supporters, Grey Matter Press is providing a lifetime of frights in our “READ ‘TIL YOU DROP Sweepstakes.”

One winner will receive every book we ever publish. For LIFE!

And if you don’t think that’s going to be a lot of books, between September 17, 2013 and March 2014, we have five titles scheduled for release with many more planned to follow. Our collections feature some of the best authors working in dark fiction today, including New York Timesbestselling authors, Bram Stoker Award winners and nominees, as well as the freshest new voices that you’re sure to be hearing more from in the future. It’s going to be a whole lot of great reading!


First Runner Up & Second Runner Up – Two people will receive their choice of one copy of any Grey Matter Press book published between September 15, 2013 and December 31, 2013, in either Kindle or Trade Paperback format (book and format are winner’s choice). Collections expected to be available by the December deadline include Dark Visions: A Collection of Modern Horror – Volume One (currently available),Splatterlands: Reawakening the Splatterpunk RevolutionDark Visions – A Collection of Modern Horror – Volume Two and Ominous Realities: Collected Works of Dark Speculative Fiction.

Grand Prize – One lucky horror lover will receive the Grand Prize package that includes an electronic version of every book that is ever published by Grey Matter Press for the rest of their lives. As long as you are still breathing, you will be among the first people to receive a single copy of every new release from Grey Matter Press. Choice of electronic version is at the discretion of the winner, however the choice must be based on e-book options available at the time of selection. We’re hoping this prize package will expand your library of dark fiction to the boundaries of bursting while also spreading dread-inducing fear into your life for many years to come.


To become eligible to win any of these prize packages in the Grey Matter Press “READ ‘TIL YOU DROP Sweepstakes” is simple. Entrants completing the following three steps before October 31, 2013 will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes:

  • Read any currently available collection published by Grey Matter Press. See our Books.
  • Review that collection on the book’s home page at and/or at Goodreads before the end of the day (12:00 AM CST) October 30, 2013. (No need to lie. We respect honesty.)
  • Post a link to the review on our Facebook page at before end of the day (12:00 AM CST) October 30, 2013. (We need to know how to find you when you win.)
  • One… Two… Three… And done!


Three winners will be selected by random drawing and notified on the scariest day of the year–October 31, 2013. What better day to be given the gift of fear? We will also post prize-winner information on our website in the Blog of Dread.

Pretty cool?  I have stories in two of these books–“Show Me” in the recently released Dark Visions Volume 1, and “Angie” in the upcoming Ominous Realities.  Tony, Sharon & everyone at Grey Matter are fantastic, and they are putting out some quality books.  So, if that’s not enough reason to get behind this company, then perhaps winning a lifetime of books is.


About John F.D. Taff

John F.D. Taff is a writer, published author, raconteur and wrangler of angry stoats. He has more than 80 short stories and 7 novels published. He lives in the great, unspoiled vastness of the Midwest. He has a tremendous wife named Debbie, three pugs, Sadie, Tovah and Muriel, and three great kids--Harry, Sam and Molly. View all posts by John F.D. Taff

2 responses to “Grey Matter Press Sponsors Books for Life Contest! Really…

  • Anthony Rivera

    John, thanks so very much for sharing this info and for your always kind words for what we’re doing. Speaking for everyone at Grey Matter Press, I can say we honestly appreciate your help in spreading the word about our sweepstakes as well as helping to keep readers bathed in sweat-soaked fear for the REMAINDER of their natural lives. And, who knows, since it’s apparent that ghost writers already exist, maybe we’ll be the first to find a ghost reader who we can eventually move into the office and help us read manuscripts. 🙂

  • John F.D. Taff

    I think this is such a smart and terrific idea…a win-win for everyone–Grey Matter, its authors, and readers, too! Ghosts reading manuscripts? You might be on to something.

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